What Else Happened Five Years Ago?

Since we’re celebrating the Today’s Mama 5th birthday, we thought a little walk down memory lane to the YEAR 2006 (Say that Conan style) could be fun. What else was happening as Rachael and Erin were in Rachael’s living room about to launch Today’s Mama?

Big News Stories:

  1. Russia cut natural gas to the Ukraine when they got into a fight
  2. The Turino Winter Olympic Games
  3. Italy wins the FIFA World Cup
  4. Israel invades Lebanon
  5. Saddam Hussein is executed
  6. Ban Ki-Moon is elected the new Secretary-General of the United Nations (making him the best-named SG of the UN since Boutros Boutros-Ghali.)


  7. Tainted spinach had us all skipping the salad
  8. Paul McCartney and Heather Mills separate leading to an epic divorce meltdown

Favorite Movies of the Year:

  1. The Departed
  2. Casino Royale
  3. Borat
  4. Cars (Which has probably been on repeat at your house since 2006.)
  5. Little Miss Sunshine
  6. The Queen

I'm going to need the name of her ab coach

Celebrity Babies That Maybe We Were a Little Obsessed With…

The Mr. and Mrs. Tom Cruises produced Siri Cruise
The Mr. and Mrs. Paltrow-Martin added Moses to Apple
The Jolie-Pitts birth Shiloh in Namibia
Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance celebrated twins Slater and Bronwyn
Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale welcomed Kingston

Top Baby Names for 2006

(Or what kindergarten teachers will have to deal with this Fall. Good luck Jacob B., Jacob W., Jacob M., Emily C., Emily J., and Emily N.!)


  1. Jacob
  2. Michael
  3. Joshua
  4. Ethan
  5. Matthew
  6. Daniel
  7. Andrew
  8. Christopher
  9. Anthony
  10. William


  1. Emily
  2. Emma
  3. Madison
  4. Isabella
  5. Ava
  6. Abigail
  7. Olivia
  8. Hannah
  9. Sophia
  10. Samantha


What was happening in your life five years ago?

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  1. apriljohnston 05/22/2011 at 9:43 pm

    Five years ago I was getting married, going on my honeymoon and then moving in less than 6 months back to AZ from California with no job!

  2. Laura--The Sushi Snob 05/19/2011 at 3:10 pm

    Five years ago, I had just started my sophomore year at BYU; I was taking summer classes and crushing on a guy who I did not end up marrying. I was also working at a dormitory cafeteria in the early mornings. I had just moved off-campus and was learning to deal with new roommates (one of them pretty bad), learning how to keep house, and trying to make new friends among people who were much older than me.

  3. Mina Frannea 05/19/2011 at 3:06 pm

    Five years ago…(I’m thinking)…(still thinking)…oh I know, I was five years younger and my mind was quicker!

    But really, five years ago the biggest thing for me was that my twins started pre-school (at 3 years old) and the first day was the longest 6 hours E.V.E.R. I remember counting the minutes until I could pick them up and the gorgeous smiles and wonderful hugs I got at pick up time.

  4. Erica Fehrman 05/18/2011 at 2:35 pm

    Five years ago I was living in Connecticut, working at PEZ and doing things like going to Napa Valley with my husband and going out with our friends on the weekend. Then I found out I was pregnant and started puking as an extra-curricular activity.